Mill Creek Park seriesfeatures Glass Harp
YOUNGSTOWN -- Glass Harp and Phil Dirt and the Dozers top the list of free concerts during the 2001 7Up Summerfest Spectacular at Mill Creek Park Judge Morley Pavilion.
Youngstown's own Glass Harp will play at 7 p.m. Aug. 11. The power rock trio will release a new CD, "Strings Attached," later this month. The CD was recorded live at Edward W. Powers Auditorium last fall, when Glass Harp performed with Youngstown Symphony Orchestra musicians.
A rock 'n' roll oldies review by the popular Phil Dirt and the Dozers will be at 7 p.m. July 22. The show opens at 5:30 p.m. with local act Legacy, which plays 1970s hits.
Rounding out the series will be: Del Sinchak and Eddie Vallus II bands, who will play polkas June 20; Youngstown Area Community Concert Band in a tribute to the American West, June 27; Fins to the Left, a Jimmy Buffett tribute band, July 4; swing band Blue Lunch, July 11; Top 40 band Dominic Tocco & amp; Brotherhood, July 18; jazz by John Reese Project, July 25; country tunes by Santa Fe, Aug. 1; big band music by Ellen and Friends, Aug. 8; oldies by Frankie and the Sensations, Aug. 15; Blue Max, Aug. 22; Disco Explosion, Aug. 29; and Easy Street Productions, Sept. 5. All of these concerts will be at 7 p.m.
Seating is on the lawn. Alcoholic beverages are prohibited. The series is co-sponsored by Recording Industries Trust Fund. Call the park at (330) 702-3000 for more information.
Middle Child CD party
YOUNGSTOWN -- A CD release party for rap and hip-hop artist Middle Child will be from 6 to 10 p.m. June 30 in DeBartolo Stadium Club at Youngstown State University. Middle Child, aka Kenesha Eiland Coulibaly, is a 1994 graduate of Chaney High School. She has performed on MTV's "The Cut." Her CD, "The Intro," is on sale at Geo's Music, 102 W. Federal St.; Choice Fashion Apparel and Music, 3431 Market St.; and Foster's Party Shop, 1401 McGuffey Road. Party tickets are $10 if purchased in advance at Vogue Shop, 27 W. Federal St., or by calling (330) 744-7455. Admission will be $12 at the door.
CLEVELAND -- It's time for rock musicians and bands to apply for showcase spots during Undercurrents 2001, the 13th annual national music showcase and seminar from Sept. 20-22. Applicants must send a tape or CD of their music, an 8-by-10 inch black and white photograph, biography and $25 fee to Undercurrents, P.O. Box 94040, Cleveland, Ohio 44101. Deadline is Aug. 1. For entry forms and other information, go to www.undercurrents.com.
Opera singers age 33 and older may compete for cash grants totaling $15,000 in Support Our Singers' first international vocal competition. Finals will be Oct. 4 and 5 in Denver. The top three winners will receive performance opportunities as well as cash. S.O.S. was founded by Vera Scammon, who retired from Indiana University School of Music in 1995. Contest application forms may be downloaded from the Web site www.verascammonsoscompetition.com. Deadline is Aug. 15.
BUFFALO -- George Benson, Coco Montoya, Sharon Isben, Jeff Healey and Slash will be among those performing at the first Buffalo Niagara Guitar Festival from June 14-17. Call the festival hot line at (716) 845-7156 for information go to www.buffaloniagaraguitarfestival.com.